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Etteplan renews the accreditation for its EMC and RF Laboratory in Jyväskylä, Finland and extends the accreditation scope with 5 new standards

News – Published: 26.05.2021 10:15:00

ETTEPLAN , News Release,  May 26, 2021

Etteplan renews the FINAS accreditation for its EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility) and RF (Radio Frequency) Laboratory in Jyväskylä, Finland. The accreditation initially granted in 2016 requires annual audits. EMC and RF testing is used to determine the electromagnetic compatibility and radio frequency performance of products. This year, five new standards and two updates to existing ones such as standards for household appliances and railway applications were added to the laboratory’s accreditation scope.

In practice, the accreditation means that Etteplan can offer its customers accredited EMC and RF testing in compliance with a wider selection of standards. Moreover, there are only a handful of accredited commercial EMC and RF test laboratories in Finland.

The audit requires dedication from Etteplan’s experts, and the results are showing. Having an authority-approved testing laboratory speeds up customers' product development, as the development work and standard-based measurements can be easily implemented by one service provider.

Customer needs were the driver for acquiring the new set of standards into Etteplan Laboratory’s accreditation scope. “We have listened to our customers and now we can continue to serve them even better in the future, “ explains Tero Leppänen, VP of Testing and Product Verification at Etteplan, “The audit itself and competence development prior that went well, thanks to our professional laboratory personnel.” The competence development has included acquisition of new measurement equipment, adopting new methods, developing testing environment and training of personnel.

New standards and updates to existing ones

Altogether, seven new standards were added to the laboratory’s accreditation scope. Five of them are completely new standards and two are updates to existing ones.

The five new extensions include electromagnetic compatibility standards for household appliances, electric tools and similar apparatus as well as railway applications. Moreover, two of the standards are geared towards low-voltage switch gear and control gear assemblies.

In addition, two updates on the existing standards remove the current frequency limitation for SRD devices working in the frequency range of 1 GHz to 40 GHz and provide an updated standard for PMR and TETRA devices.

To learn more details about Etteplan’s FINAS accreditation, click hereto visit FINAS’s website.

Etteplan test laboratory

Etteplan offers a one-stop-shop for testing and simulation needs. With our accredited EMC and RF Testing Service and our skilled experts, you can ensure that your devices conform to standards and regulations. We rely on our years of experience in using EMC and RF testing in projects as a common tool. Hence, we don’t only test your product but also provide problem solving and guide you in enhancing the performance of your product. Learn more!

For more information, please contact:
Tero Leppänen, VP, Testing and Product Verification, Etteplan, tel,  +358 40 595 5238
Outi Torniainen, SVP, Marketing and Communications, Etteplan, tel,  +358 10 307 3302

Etteplan in brief

Etteplan provides solutions for software and embedded solutions, solutions for industrial equipment and plant engineering and technical documentation solutions to the world’s leading companies in the manufac-turing industry. Our services are geared to improve the competitiveness of our customers’ products, ser-vices and engineering processes throughout the product life cycle. The results of Etteplan’s innovative engineering can be seen in numerous industrial solutions and everyday products.

In 2020, Etteplan had a turnover of approximately EUR 260 million. The company currently has some 3, 300 professionals in Finland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Denmark and China. Etteplan's shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd under the ETTE ticker.